In 1824, the Indiana General Assembly established Allen County, and the construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal in Fort Wayne was completed in the 1830s. This famous canal earned Fort Wayne the nickname Summit City because it was the highest point above sea level on the entire canal route. Fort Wayne, city, seat (182) of Allen County, northeastern Indiana, USA. UU.
Joseph Rivers, where they form the Maumee River, 121 miles (195 km) northeast of Indianapolis. The waters, crossed by 21 bridges, divide the city into three parts. The place was prominent in the history of the border. In the late 17th century, the French built a trading post (later a fort) in this natural fortress on the site of Kekionga (or Kiskakon), which was once the main Indian city of Miami.
It was attacked and taken by the English (1760), and then by Miami and Ottawa under the command of Pontiac (176. A log stockade built in 1794 by General Anthony Wayne after the battle of Fallen Timbers, near what is now Toledo, Ohio) (rebuilt in 197), gave the city its name. In 1793, the United States government sent General Anthony Wayne to subdue local Native Americans and build a lasting American presence. Wayne knew he would have to establish a protected supply line from Fort Washington (present-day Cincinnati, Ohio) to the new fort he was assigned to build in Kekionga (now Fort Wayne). He built or rebuilt existing forts along the Indiana—Ohio border that led to Kekionga.
Native Americans and Wayne clashed at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in the present-day city of Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. In August 1794, Wayne defeated the multi-tribal Native American army, effectively ending Native American resistance on the northwestern border. The many church towers and bell towers of all denominations that gave Fort Wayne the nickname City of Churches also began to rise during this period. The manufacturing industry is deeply rooted in Fort Wayne's economic history and dates back to the early days of the city's growth as a major commercial stop along the Wabash and Erie Canal.
The channel opened Fort Wayne to greater commercial possibilities and caused a large influx of immigrants to the growing community. Fort Wayne includes two municipal airports, both managed by the Fort Wayne—Allen County Airport Authority. Fort Wayne is located in the east-central Midwest region of the United States, in northeastern Indiana, 29 km west of Ohio and 80 km south of Michigan. Saint Francis College (1890), Fort Wayne Bible College (190), Indiana Institute of Technology (1930) and Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne (196) are other four-year institutions.
Private universities with regional branches in Fort Wayne include Crossroads Bible College, Grace College and Theological Seminary, Huntington University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Manchester University School of Pharmacy, and Trine University. By the mid-1820s, the first settlers with names such as Ewing, Hanna, Suttenfield, Swinney, Comparet, Kercheval, Rockhill and Hamilton had begun to build the future city of Fort Wayne. Railroad reaches Fort Wayne. The first railroad locomotive in Fort Wayne was delivered by canal boat in 1854.
Fort Wayne is known as a higher education center; its institutions include Concordia Theological Seminary (184), the Indiana Institute of Technology (1930), Indiana University—Purdue University, Fort Wayne (191), and St. Fort Wayne became known as the Altoona of the West because of its key position on the Great Pennsylvania Railroad, and is one of the main reasons for the city's dynamic position in the late 19th century as a manufacturing center. Fort Wayne was built in 1794 by the United States Army under the direction of U.S. Revolutionary War general Anthony Wayne, the latest in a series of fortresses built near the town of Kekionga, in Miami.
The city has hosted other professional sports franchises, such as the Fort Wayne Pistons of the NBA (who moved to Detroit in 1995), the Fort Wayne Daisies of the American League of Professional Baseball for Women and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas of the National Association of Professional Baseball Players (forerunners of the Major League Baseball) Of Baseball. Fort Wayne is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne—South Bend, which encompasses 14 counties in northern Indiana, and the Indiana District of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, which encompasses all of Indiana and north-central Kentucky. The electric streetcar dictates developmentDuring the 19th century, Fort Wayne had been a relatively compact city. The development of Fort Wayne in the early 20th century was influenced by the City Beautiful movement and focused on a park and boulevard plan conceived by urban planner Charles Mulford Robinson in 1909 and completed by landscape architect George Kessler in 1912.